The Indian Health Service has brought a troubled hospital back from the brink as the Trump administration challenges a ruling in a treaty rights case.
Family and friends are demanding justice for Kozee Decorah, a 22-year-old woman from the Ho-Chunk Nation who was killed on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska.
A coronavirus scare at a grocery store on the Omaha Reservation forced a tribally-owned corporation to conduct an expensive deep cleaning of the business.
With many people staying inside to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a Lakota man went from house to house, delivering much-needed supplies to people in need.
The Omaha Tribe of declared a state of emergency following weeks of tragedy in the community.
A Native woman-owned counseling firm with offices in three tribal communities is expanding its reach.
Indigenous America is once again facing off with disenrollment.
Disenrollment is once again on the rise, according to tribal advocates and victims of a practice seen as unfair and dehumanizing.
Two state senators in Nebraska, including the first and only Native lawmaker, are working to create greater awareness of Indigenous issues, culture and history.
As authorities investigate the death of Ashlea Aldrich, Native women gathered to discuss the violence that plagues their communities.
The aunt of a Native woman whose body was found in a field on her reservation this week said Ashlea Aldrich’s gruesome death demonstrates the need for swift and aggressive action by tribal leaders to combat domestic violence.
Ashlea Aldrich, a young mother, was killed in what her mother said was a crime of domestic violence.
What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.
The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.
The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.
Winona 'Hawatay' Mitchell Caramony was the oldest living Omaha tribal citizen and one of her tribe’s last fluent speakers.
In the wake of unprecedented flooding, the Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking donations of bottled water and baby supplies, even as it continues to make repairs to damaged infrastructure.
Supporters of Nathan Phillips braved subzero temperatures to show solidarity with the tribal elder at the center of a widely-seen confrontation in the nation's capital.
'I got very concerned and afraid that violence or some sort of physical confrontation was going to break out,' activist Chase Iron Eyes said of the widely-condemned incident.
The Indigenous Peoples March in the nation's capital was marred by a confrontation between a Native elder and #MAGA youth.
Eugene Pappan and his family feel like refuges in their own tribal homeland.
The Omaha Tribe is defending its decision to remove dually-enrolled citizens from the rolls.
Three tribal citizens have been sentenced for the murder of a 32-year-old man on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska.
Nine people have admitted they misused health care funds that were provided to Omaha Tribe.
Nearly 100 people participated in the 2nd annual Umónhon-Pónka Summer Institute in Nebraska.
An Indian Health Service hospital is getting a new name as it comes under the control of the Winnebago Tribe.
As the first Native physician, Susan LaFlesche Picotte was a trailblazer. Efforts to preserve her legacy just got a big boost.
The Muscogee Nation and the state of Oklahoma are headed into a historic sovereignty clash thanks to the Supreme Court.
As a key deadline looms, the Winnebago Tribe has named two executives who will manage the troubled hospital on the reservation.
The Winnebago Tribe is moving forward with plans to take over the troubled Indian Health Service hospital on its reservation.
The Omaha Tribe is working with historians and the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs to restore the historic hospital built in the early 1900s by Susan La Flesche, the first Native American physician.
Eight current and former leaders of the Omaha Tribe are headed to trials in connection with the theft of federal health funds.
The Omaha Tribe is firing back after being accused of failing to properly spend Federal Emergency Management Agency funds following disastrous flooding along the Missouri River in 2011.
The Omaha Tribe has been cut off by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after an audit found major problems with its handling of disaster funds.
Reaction from Indian Country was strong and swift as tribes and tribal citizens criticized the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska.
The Winnebago Tribe is moving to take over management of the hospital on its reservation in Nebraska, more than two years after federal officials cut off key funding sources for the troubled facility.
Patients a troubled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska may have been exposed to HIV and other serious diseases.
Some $28.1 million went out to Winnebago Reservation and another $16.9 million was directed to he Omaha Reservation.
'They call it rez ball,' fifth year Winnebago Head Coach Jeff Berridge said
So far more than 44,000 individual Indian landowners have been paid nearly $883.8 million through the program.
Tribes and lawmakers question whether the agency is making progress in the troubled Great Plains Area.
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Omaha Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe have been hit hard by reductions in services at facilities in their communities.
Several council members and some employees received $389,000 in 'incentive' payments that are now being questioned.
A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.
Only weeks after Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellowbird Steele pledged to close the Aberdeen Area Office and contract out the emergency room in Pine Ridge, federal officials opted to hire a contractor to do just that.
The Omaha Winnebago Hospital in Nebraska can no longer bill for Medicaid and Medicare after losing certification last summer.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a field hearing on S.2953, the Indian Health Service Accountability Act, in June.
AB Staffing Solutions will run the Winnebago, Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals in the Great Plains Area for at least one year.
'Tribal members are literally dying due to inadequate care,' the Republican lawmaker from South Dakota said.
The Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association supports the Government Accountability Office audit.
The Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals can continue to bill for Medicaid and Medicare services while improvements are being made.
A lack of physicians and other key staff, along with aging infrastructure and equipment, contribute to delays for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Flooding along the Missouri River caused extensive damage on the Nebraska and Iowa sides of the reservation.
The agency solicited bids for three emergency rooms in the troubled Great Plains region.
The facility on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has been suffering from problems for more than five years.
In his opinion for a unanimous Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas was careful to keep alive a potential challenge to the tribe’s regulatory authority in the portion of the reservation occupied by non-Indians.
Yet another facility in the Great Plains Area stands to lose certification due to numerous deficiencies.
Mary Smith, who was named acting director of the agency earlier this month, wants to hear from 'all of the tribes' in a region that has been under intense scrutiny in Indian Country and in Congress.
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson (R) is standing down -- for now -- after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a unanimous victory in a closely-watched reservation diminishment case.
By a unanimous vote, the justices determined that Congress did not intend to change the boundaries of the tribe's reservation in Nebraska.